ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant
The ARTAS system is a completely automated hair transplant procedure that utilizes specialized technology and a robotic arm to precisely extract and implant hair follicles into thinning areas on the scalp. ARTAS does not require surgery and is considered minimally invasive. This method is FDA approved for men with dark, straight hair.
ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant
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About the Procedure
The ARTAS robotic hair transplant system is unlike other forms of hair transplant methods because it is completely automized. The ARTAS system does not require a surgical removal of a donor site like the strip harvesting method, nor does it require the skill of a hair transplant surgeon for hours on end manually extracting individual follicles one by one as in the FUE method. The entire process from consultation to implantation is completed with the help from the ARTAS machine. Before the procedure, the physician will use ARTAS technology to create a simulation of what you could look like following the hair transplant. At this point, the doctor will also be able to estimate the approximate number of grafts that will be needed for transplant depending on your degree of hair loss. On the day of treatment the patient will sit comfortably in a chair as the ARTAS system analyzes the scalp. With the use of multiple cameras alongside software algorithms, the ARTAS system will examine and identify individual follicles that are suitable for transplant. This sophisticated system recalculates hair position every 20 milliseconds to ensure optimal grafts and dissection. The process of extracting the hair follicles will continue until the desired amount of grafts are obtained. If needed, the physician is able to make adjustments to further fine-tune the transplant process. When the extraction process is complete, the ARTAS system will use the simulations created during the consultation process as a guide for where to implant the follicular units. The technology ensures best placement for the grafts, taking into account angle and density as well as avoiding inflicting damage to existing healthy hair. Depending on the extent of the hair loss, the procedure will take approximately 5-7 hours to complete.
ARTAS robotic hair transplant seeks to reverse hair loss created by thinning hair, bald spots and receding hairlines. Hair loss caused by medication, stress or medical treatment cannot be addressed by the ARTAS system.
What to Expect
The ARTAS system is a completely automated hair transplant system that precisely extracts and implants hair follicles. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after ARTAS robotic hair transplant.
- Stop using topical hair treatments for 2 weeks
- A prescription shampoo may be recommended
- Stop taking blood thinning medications for 2 weeks
- No alcohol 3 days prior
- No smoking 1 week before and after
- Patients with light hair will dye hair 3 days prior
- Consultation to create simulation of results
- Patient will sit in a chair as ARTAS system analyzes scalp
- ARTAS system will identify individual follicles for extraction
- Hairs are extracted
- Simulations created during consultation guide ARTAS system for implantation
- Procedure will take approximately 5-7 hours
Following a hair transplant with the ARTAS system, you will be advised to avoid anything that will cause unnecessary sweating such as strenuous exercise, steam rooms, and saunas. Do not consume alcohol for at least 1 week to help transplanted grafts heal as quickly. Do not touch the newly transplanted hair with either hands or combs.
The ideal candidate for ARTAS is seeking hair restoration due to thinning hair, bald spots, and/or a receding hairline. Candidates should not have hair loss as a result of medication, stress, or medical treatment as these can be reversed. For successful hair restoration, candidates must have an adequate amount of hair growth or follicles used for transplantation.
Not Recommended For
ARTAS system is not recommended for patients with poor donor sites or who have hair loss that can be reversed. ARTAS is also not recommended for patients with lighter hair who are unwilling to dye it so ARTAS can detect it.
Side effects from ARTAS may include hemorrhage, infection, telogen effluvium, itching, scarring, cysts, bleeding and swelling.